The January 19, 2018, edition of the BASD e-News


Girls on the Run is a North American non-profit program that works to encourage pre-teen girls to develop self-respect and healthy lifestyles through dynamic, interactive lessons and running games, culminating in a celebratory 5k run. We would like to thank the employees and/or community members who committed to being a coach during the Lehigh Valley Fall 2017 season. Without the coaches, the program would not be a success. Thanks to the Fall Coaches:

Asa Packer – Tammy Lyons and Diane Peters

Broughal – Katie Flatley and Melanie Sanchez-Jones

Calypso – Kristin Daniello and Sydney Mulrooney

Clearview – Jennie Rhiel and Coleen Klaric

Freemansburg – Kelsey Kalamar and Lindsey Walters

Governor Wolf – Stephanie Hoppe and Pamela Pomrink

Hanover – Alana Augello, Kimberly Mason, Lori Sivick, and Kathy West

James Buchanan – Pamela Morrissey and Mary Nemes

Lincoln – Michelle Bosak, Traci Millheim, and Lori Rusack

Marvine – Cesar Cordova and Jenna Husovsky

Miller Heights – Joy Pastor, Karen Wisser, Lissa Lopez, and Jenna Marques

Nitschmann – Nicole Bouhana and Kelly Hipp

Spring Garden – Melissa Dowches and Nikole Gregoris

Thomas Jefferson – Alexandra Meyer and Laura Ziegler


The Friends of Music of Bethlehem – Discovering Excellence in Young Musicians

Moravian College, Department of Music, Bethlehem, PA 18015

2018 Outstanding Young Artist Competition (OYA)

The Friends of Music of Bethlehem are holding auditions via video to name our 2018 Outstanding Young Artist. We invite you to inform your talented students about our Competition and encourage them to enter. The winner will be featured in a Spring Recital where the monetary award will be presented

$600 for the Outstanding Young Artist

(Judges for the Friends of Music reserve the right to withhold any or all prizes. The winner MUST perform in order to receive the monetary award.)

Deadline for application February 28, 2018. Go to this google link for the application. Paste the audition tape using google or vimeo onto the application.

RECITAL: Sunday, April 29, 2018 – 3pm

Wesley United Methodist Church, Bethlehem

Go to for application materials.

For further information, contact: Sara George, Competition Chair, Office – 610-437-6000, ext. 2101; home 215-538-3786; email –









BASD Media

Watch the DISTRICT INSIDER, a half hour show dedicated to all things BASD.

RCN 4 and 1004 – Thursdays and Sundays at 6pm

Service Electric 2 and 502 – Tuesday at 4:30

Service Electric 50 and 550 – Thursday at 7:30


BASD Take 2 – MINI Mini THON 2017

In this edition, the BASD MiniTHON members from Freedom and Liberty High Schools visited many of our elementary schools in December 2017, hosting a Mini – MINI THON. The High School students created some fun, games, and of course awareness of what the Mini THON members support.

Double Digit Multiplication Made Easy

Governor Wolf teacher Jeff Meila takes a moment to share a snow day math lesson with us, that you can do at home today!! (Intended for grades 4-5).

To visit the BASD Blog click here




Healthy Tip from Michelle Martucci, RD, LDN

Dietician for Bethlehem Area School District

Make the grocery store a learning experience. Give younger kids a “scavenger hunt” list of healthy foods to find. Older kids can help you read food labels to look for healthy choices.


Nitschmann Dedication Ceremony on August 31, 2017

BASD Job Opportunities

For information on available job opportunities in the BASD please visit our website at


ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks Events

El Dia de los Reyes, or Three Kings Day, is a cherished cultural and religious tradition for Christians in many Latin American countries.

It commemorates the day the Three Wise Men or Magi visited the infant Jesus and present him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. ArtsQuest hosts its annual Three Kings Day celebration with Latin food, music and family-friendly fun and activities, 3-6 p.m. Jan. 7 in the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks. The event is free.

Events in the Area


January 26, 2018

February 11, 2018

February 16, 17, and 18

February 25, 2018

April 11-14, 2018

April 28, 2018

July 30-August 3, 2018

Baseball Umpires Needed

Bethlehem Umpires Association (BUA) is actively taking applications for baseball umpires! Whether you are an experienced umpire, or looking to break into the game as a rookie, we have the appropriate level for you.

We offer a competitive level of play for all levels of experience and the opportunity to umpire throughout the greater Lehigh Valley area. Our organization officiates over 1500+ games for Little League, Travel Teams, Connie Mack, Youth Legion, and LVMSBL (Men’s League) from April until November.

Take your passion for sports and turn it into a part time avocation that will enable you to give back to the community. We accept members starting at 16 and offer education, training and mentorships to improve your skills and obtain higher level games as you gain more experience.

If you are an experienced umpire and you would like to try to get involved in a group we would love to hear from you.

We meet the 3rd Tuesday of each month from February through September, contact us today through our website ( or email us at for more information! We look forward to speaking with you soon about umpiring for the BUA.

Bethlehem Area Public Library




Information Provided By:
Barbara Clymer
Administrative Assistant to Dr. Joseph J. Roy
Superintendent of Schools
1516 Sycamore Street
Bethlehem, PA 18017